Review: TJ, January 3rd

TJ is a comedian from the US and this is his debut show, filmed on his 31st birthday on January 3rd 2020, but was first aired on 3rd November 2020. The advertising blurb calls it edgy and controversial; which it is. It seems these days that the way to amuse people is to offend other people, but as with all comedy some of these comments will be a hit, whilst others are a miss. Reviewing comedy is a strange thing really as we all find different things funny, and are all offended by different things. It must be said that TJ has a knack of making statements that could be taken as offensive but framing them in an amusing way.

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Review: Spectra – Scotland’s Festival of Light

This is not the first time Spectra has transformed the centre of Aberdeen with its spectacular light effects and visual feasts that make the locals proclaim “fit’s that?!” The 2020 theme is Scotland’s coasts and waters and to this end there are tentacles flowing off the top of Marischal Square and the Art Gallery.

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Review: Dial M for Murder, Granite Noir 2020

Running in line with the Granite Noir festival this is a story of love and murder, set in 1963. Tony Wendice, played by Tom Chambers, finds out his wife Margot (Sally Bretton) has been having an affair; and so plots “the perfect crime”. Written by Frederick Knott as his first play, the story is well known from Alfred Hitchcock’s movie version in 1954.

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